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Ingredient Of The Day: Italian Dandelion

April 20, 2018

Italian Dandelion, aka Red Dandelion, can be prepared raw or cooked. It has a slightly bitter-tangy flavor and tender-crunchy texture and is used as a garnish or in a soup or salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pomelo

April 19, 2018

The Pomelo, or Chinese Grapefruit, is a variety of citrus with an aromatic-tart-slightly sweet flavor. Use the Pomelo segments in a salad or fruit dish and use the juice for a vinaigrette, marinade, Aïoli, or in cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Hawaiian Salt

April 17, 2018

Red Hawaiian Salt or Red Alaea Salt is a variety of salt from Hawaii. The specialty salt has a mild-earthy-salty flavor and is best used as a finishing salt or garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Lemon Grass

April 16, 2018

Lemon Grass, or Citronella Grass, is used for seasoning dishes and it has an aromatic-citrus-tangy flavor and woody texture. Use Lemon Grass to flavor sauces, soups, stews or use in a marinade or paste, and it can also be used in cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Nasturtium Flower

April 15, 2018

The Nasturtium Flower is an edible flower that is available in spring and summer. They have a floral-mild-peppery-slightly sweet flavor and are best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pineberry

April 14, 2018

The Pineberry is a more delicate and sweeter variety of Strawberry. They have a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and juicy-tender texture. Because they are such a specialty variety they are best used as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Radish Blossom

April 13, 2018

The Radish Blossom, or Radish Flower, is an edible flower with a floral-peppery-slightly spicy flavor. They are best used as a garnish but can also be used for Risotto, salad and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Spring Onion

April 12, 2018

The White Spring Onion is milder than regular onions and the tops and bottoms are used. They have an earthy flavor and are used like regular onions in Risotto, salad, salsa, sauce, soup, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bishop’s Weed

April 11, 2018

Bishop’s Weed, aka Fish Mint, Fishwort, Goutweed, and Heartleaf, is used as an herb. It has a fishy-minty-pungent flavor and should be used sparingly as a garnish, in salad, vinaigrette, and many other dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Garbanzo Bean

April 10, 2018

The Fresh Garbanzo Bean has a much different flavor and texture than Dried Garbanzo Bean. They require less cooking time and have an earthy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for Hummus, salad, soup, and a vegetable side dish.…

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